Surekha Ragavan
Dec 18, 2018

Wellington gets green light for new conference centre

The new centre is predicted to host 111 new events annually, equivalent to 16% growth for the city.

An artist's impression of Wellington's new convention centre

The capital of New Zealand will be getting a new conference and exhibition centre, which will begin construction next year. The 18,000-sqm space will feature 10,000-sqm of dedicated convention space spread across its top two floors and a 1,650-sqm ground-floor exhibition gallery to accommodate touring exhibitions.

The business events market is currently worth around $240 million US$164 million to the city and is among the most lucrative within Wellington’s tourism portfolio, according to David...

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